Kay Campbell


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¡Hóla! I teach Spanish to ALL of the students at Providence Elementary School, from Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade. I started here in 2019, and I love it here at Providence!

I have loved learning about languages in general and studying Spanish in particular since I was a kid. Because of my father's work, I got to live in Peru for one summer and also in Nicaragua another summer. My career has been spent between being a reporter, especially at The Huntsville Times, and in the classroom -- at every level from 1st Grade through College. Both of these jobs -- journalism and teaching -- have allowed me to be a lifetime learner about new people and new ways of thinking and communicating.

At home, my husband and I live in a little house in the woods with a dog, three cats, and lots of wild deer, turkeys, and honey bees outside (we're beekeepers, too). My two sons are grown and married -- and both love languages, too. One son lived in Costa Rica for 2 years, and the other one has just moved to Portugal, so they are teaching me a lot.

I look forward to continuing my learning and teaching here at this Escuela Bachillerata Internacional! Learning new languages is a way to think about the world in different ways. It's a great, big, interesting world -- ¡un mundo maravilloso!


Bachelor's in Liberal Arts at LaSierra University

Master's in English Literature, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Doctoral studies in Early Modern and Renaissance English Literature, Vanderbilt University

Studies in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages, UAH


Alabama Class A Elementary Education, grades K-6
Alabama Class Be Elementary-Secondary Spanish, grades P-12
Alabama Class A Secondary English, grades 6-12




Fine Arts/Foreign Language


Teacher's Aide in England when I was in college there
Teaching English in Nicaragua one summer
K-6 Classroom Music
1st Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
7th Grade English
K-6 Classroom Music
High School English, Chorus, Spanish
College: Remedial Writing, Advanced Writing, Journalism
Also, for 17 years, Features, Local News, and Religion Reporter & Editor at The Huntsville Times